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Software Engineer Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boulder, CO
Accepted Offer
Neutral Experience
Average Interview
Accepted Offer
Neutral Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Markit (Boulder, CO) in November 2012.

Interview

1. HR Interview
2. Technical phone screen
3. Standard engineer test
4. On-site interview

Interview Questions

Negotiation

None

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boulder, CO
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Markit (Boulder, CO) in February 2011.

    Interview

    1. Phone interview(mostly C++ questions)
    2. C++ Skills Test
    3.Couple of 1:1's.

    Interview Questions

    • The underlying data-structure of std::map.?   Answer Question
    • Give the differences between pass by reference and pass by value.?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    They don't negotiate and pay much less for beginners.

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took a dayinterviewed at Markit (New York, NY) in June 2010.

    Interview

    Communication skill of the interviewer was very poor. He was not able to clearly convey what he was trying to ask. Adament attitude.

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Boulder, CO
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Markit (Boulder, CO) in January 2008.

    Interview

    Phone interview with technical questions first. Since the job was for C++ developer, mainly C++/STL questions like what's pass by reference, what is iterator of STL classes, etc. And some SQL questions like what's aggregation and how to use cluster index.
    A few days after the phone interview, got the request of onsite interview. This is more standard engineer interview, which common questions like "describe your strength and weakness", "why do you want to leave your current job". People were friendly. The workplace looked quite crowed and noisy.

    Interview Questions

    • In C++, the iterator of a map class, what does it point to?   Answer Question
    • If you are increasing an STL iterator in a for statement, would prefix or posfix "++" be faster?   Answer Question
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Declined Offer
    Average Interview
    Declined Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Markit.

    Interview

    Initial step was a simple programming test, timed from when they send it to you. It's 3 questions, some SQL, PHP, and something random. They are pretty easy to Google the questions, seem designed to weed out really bad candidates.

    Interview was scheduled, unexpectedly had 3 teams interviewing (I guess to figure out where the best fit was?). Then another follow-up interview with a separate team...

    After that, waited to hear about an offer - learned my HR person had quit and there was a new person from Texas who took over (it sounds like this happens a lot, and the HR person had just started 4 months prior!!). The offer was for 60k, with 6-years of experience, the exact same salary I had fresh from school. Tried to negotiate on salary or perks, they wouldn't budge.

    The only people taking such a low tech salary are either people trying to break into a new sector, or people who can't get hired anyplace else. Regardless, there's no reason to stay at a place like this for more than 12-24 months at such low pay. Really glad I turned down the offer, although I'm amazed they can keep the building full with those kind of offers... tech market is pretty good in this area!!

    Interview Questions

    Reasons for Declining

    Salary much too low.

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Markit in December 2011.

    Interview

    15 minute phone interview first, by an engineering manager. Consisted of 3 questions: 1) why are you looking/leaving current employer? 2) Describe a time you worked on something hard, a problem that you solved, that you were proud of. 3) What do you think you would bring to our company?

    3 hour onsite interview with HR, then skills test, then 2-on-1 interview, facility tour, and 1-on-1 interview. All people I talked with were management, had been with the company 6 to 14 years.

    HR wants to know job and salary history, salary requirements.
    Technical managers ask questions about resume, what I've worked on lately. Interested in why I'd be leaving current employer, what I'd be looking for.

    Skills test had C/C++, SQL, and XPath questions. 30 minutes to complete. I did not complete (interviewers showed up). Questions like: Implement in place string reversal. Implement linked list insert. Given some database tables, show query to list all names having a specific attribute. show query to list all names NOT having some attribute. Given XML snippet, show various XPath representations.

    Interview Questions

    • Walk me through a specific process described in your resume (interviewer cited a line item in my resume).   1 Answer
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Markit (London, England (UK)) in June 2010.

    Interview

    Interview setup by agent. First interview was a one hour 1:1 with the team lead. Consisted of technical questions, logic puzzle and general questions to gauge team skills.

    Second 1:1 interview with another senior developer and then with business analysts. Senior developer asked technical questions about java and multi-threading. Business analysts asked some basic finance questions and one problem to calculate. Finally last session with HR person.

    Interview Questions

    • What is the entity manager in Hibernate?   1 Answer
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Markit in May 2010.

    Interview

    I was contacted to have an phone interview with one of the team lead of the technical support. It was a very nice person who asked me questions regarding functions of the programming languages. Questions asked consist of template, generic, polymorphism, and multi-thread process. The interviewer was very kinda to answer questions I asked regarding the position

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